UBA posts N78.59bn profit

March 26, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Despite Nigeria’s harsh operating environment, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc recorded a profit of N78.590 billion for the financial year ended December 31, 2017will. This represents an increase of N6.326 billion or 8.75 per cent compared with N72.264 billion achieved in the preceding year. The Bank’s profit before tax also grew by N14.622 billion or 16.13 per cent to Read More

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FG releases 54bn to settle pencom arrears – Rep

March 14, 2018 Joshua Egbodo. Abuja 0

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Pension, Hassana Shekarau said federal government has released N54 billion to National Pension Commission (pencom) for the payment of the 33 per cent arrears to pensioners. Shekarau made this known yesterday at the official inauguration of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners House in Abuja. He said President Muhammadu Buhari had constituted a presidential committee Read More

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Katsina spends N2bn monthly on teachers’ salaries – Commissioner

March 7, 2018 Hamidu Sabo. Katsina 0

  Katsina state government has disclosed that it spends over N2 billion every month on the salaries of 27,000 teachers. The Commissioner for Education, Dr, Badamasi Lawal Charanchi, made the disclosure yesterday at a press conference in Katsina. According to him, the payment goes to the entire teachers as at when due and that no single teacher was being owed Read More

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How Nigeria can win World Cup – Weah

  President George Weah of Liberia said on Monday that early preparations, conducive camp environment and prompt payment of incentives to players are some of the elements that would spur the Super Eagles to win the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Weah, the only African player to win the Ballon d’Or in 1995 and Liberia’s 25th President, said this while Read More

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Gains of unified public service structure By Ofem Uket

February 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  It is a known fact that corruption is as old as man, but its prevalence in our nation has reached an alarming level. It has become a worrisome way of life of our people, thereby forming the basis for the ongoing fight against the ugly monster by President Muhammadu Buhari led administration. The success and failure of any given Read More

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Security operatives arrest UNILAG Union leaders

February 16, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The police yesterday stormed the homes of two leaders of the University of Lagos chapter of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and arrested them. Joseph Adefolalu and Adekola Adetomiwa were arrested between 1.30 a.m. and 2 a.m. yesterday allegedly at the instance of the university’s vice-chancellor, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, it was gathered. The institution’s non-academic staff had been Read More

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Kogi hajj commission urges stakeholders’ support on operation

February 13, 2018 Oyibo Salihu 0

Lokoja Executive Chairman, Kogi state Hajj Commission, Sheik Lukman Abdullah said the commission has intensified efforts to ensure a hitch-free 2018 hajj operation. Abdullah disclosed this when he led members of the commission on a courtesy visit to the state chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariat in Lokoja, yesterday, calling on critical stakeholders in the state to Read More

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FX market gets $210m boost

February 13, 2018 David Agba 0

Abuja The inter-bank Foreign Exchange market has received the sum of $210million from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to meet customers’ requests in various segments of the market. In its determination to meet the customers’ needs in the sundry segments of the market, the CBN offered $100million to authorized dealers in the wholesale segment of the market, while the Read More

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Kaduna LGs sabotaging malnutrition fight – Expert

February 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  By Moh Bello Habib Zaria Project Manager, Kaduna State Emergency Malnutrition Action Plan (KADENAP), Malam Shehu Usman Makarfi, has accused five local government councils in the state of sabotaging the fight against malnutrition in those areas “by not releasing the list of community volunteer officers for payment of monthly allowances.” He made the accusation at a recent three-day workshop Read More

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Ortom orders finance commissioner to address salary complaints

February 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Our Correspondent Benue state Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom, has directed the Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Mr. David Olofu, to “immediately address complaints arising from the payment of January 2018, salary.” A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and ICT, Tahav Agerzua, in Makurdi yesterday indicated that the governor gave the directive following complaints of underpayment Read More

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Total deregulation’ll stability in petroleum sector – Expert

February 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja Former Group General Manager, Corporate Planning in NNPC, Mr. Babajide Soyode, has insisted that only a total deregulation of the petroleum sector will bring stability in the sector. Soyode, who stated in this in Abuja added in order to attract investors and curb the incessant fuel scarcity in the country deregulation was the way out. He Read More

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419 Jigawa retirees get N711.4m

January 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Bayo Alabira Dutse Director, Finance and Administration, Jigawa state Pensions Board, Alhaji Musa Muhammed Yalleman has said the N711, 459,439.86 meant for December 2017 has been paid to 419 retirees. Yalleman stated this yesterday while addressing reporters in his office, explaining that the payment meant the entitlement for December last year was postponed to January as a result of Read More

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Pennsylvania woman gets $284 billion electric bill

December 27, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A Pennsylvania utility customer got the shock of her life after checking on her monthly electric bill and seeing that she owed $284 billion. “My eyes just about popped out of my head,” Erie homeowner Mary Horomanski, 58, told the Erie Times-News. “We had put up Christmas lights and I wondered if we had put them up wrong.” Horomanski checked Read More

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Ekiti lecturers protest Fayose’s tax directive

December 22, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Lecturers of College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, on Wednesday protested against the Ekiti state governor’s directive to deduct taxes directly from the monthly subvention to the school which invariably affect their salaries. The lecturers, protesting under the College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), marched from the new science building where they earlier held an emergency meeting and then moved to Read More

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Credit to private sector hits N15.83trn in Q3-NBS

December 18, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in another report posted on its website says a total of N15.83 trillion was allocated by the banks to the private sector as credit in the third quarter. According to the statistics bureau in its “Selected Banking Sector Data: Sectorial Breakdown of Credit, e-Payment Channels, Deposits and Domestic Credit Breakdown Read More

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Senate probes non-payment of severance, pensions to judicial officers

November 22, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Taiye Odewale Abuja The Senate yesterday set machinery in motion towards probing non-payment of severance, gratuity, pensions and arrears of other entitlements to retired state judicial officers by state governments. To this effect, it has directed its Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters to conduct an investigative hearing on issues surrounding the non-payment of severance emoluments for Read More

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Motor company ‘rips off’ FCTA

November 21, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Abdullahi Muhammad Elizade motors, one of the authorised dealers of Toyota Motors in Nigeria, has allegedly defrauded the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to the tune of over N7.6 million in the pretext of refurbishing one 32-seater Model T Coaster bus and 18-seater Model T Hiace bus attached to the media unit of FCT Minister’s office. Our correspondent gathered Read More

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NDIC pays N100bn to depositors of liquidated banks

November 13, 2017 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Stories by Amaka Ifeakandu The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) said it has paid over N100 billion to depositors of liquidated banks. The managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of the NDIC, Alhaji Umaru Ibrahim who disclosed this in Lagos at the Corporation’s special day at the Lagos international trade fair said the payments are not done in secret as names Read More

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